Snow Queen Oakleaf Hydrangeas New Growth - July 2023
Before we left town in June, I planted a pair of new (to me) Oakleaf Hydrangeas - Snow Queen - along the fence in an attempt to extend/continue that run of Oakleaf Hydranges along that bed. These are interplanted with some evergreens - Green Giant Thujas. When I planted these, I followed Ralph Snodsmith's advice and gave these "Five Dollar Holes" along with a heavy dose of municipal biosolids to get them started.
I set up irrigation for the couple of weeks post-planting for these flowering shrubs and I'm very surprised at how much growth they appear to have put on in such a short time. See below for a photo showing the pair of shrub as they stand now. Flip back here. Very different in a short period of time, right?
I'll plan on protecting these with chicken wire this Fall/Winter and hopefully...we'll see some blooms next year.